The Arcade PCB by Irem Corp.

Vigilante screenshot

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Vigilante © 1988 Irem Corp.

A sequel to Irem's legendary 1984 beat-em-up, "Kung-Fu Master", Vigilante sees the hero's girlfriend, Madonna, kidnapped by a gang of thugs and driven away in the back of their van. The vigilante must fight through five enemy-packed levels to rescue his girlfriend. As with "Kung-Fu Master", a tough guardian enemy awaits the player at the end of each level. The guardians must be defeated as quickly as possible as their energy bars will replenish in between the player's attacks.

A weapon, in the form of Nunchakas, can occasionally be found and picked-up; adding to the player's 'kick' and 'punch' fighting moves. Some of the game's many enemies are also armed, with either clubs, chains, knives or guns. The game ends once Madonna is rescued.


Vigilante the  Arcade PCB
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579645 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579645 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (PUNCH, KICK)


Vigilante was released in February 1988.

Licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution.


1. Kung-Fu Master (1984, Arcade)
2. Vigilante (1988, Arcade)
3. Spartan X 2 (1991, Famicom)


japan NEC PC-Engine (jan.14, 1989) "Vigilante [Model IC01001]"
europe Sega Master System (1988) "Vigilante [Model 7023]"

europe Atari ST (1989)
europe Commodore C64 (1989)
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
europe Amstrad CPC (1989)
europe Amstrad CPC (1990) "Coin-Op Hits II"
europe Amstrad CPC (1990) "Les Aventuriers"
europe Atari ST (1990) by Kixx
MSX korea (1990) by Clover
Amstrad CPC [ES] (1991) "Micro Club: Night Raider, Vigilante"
PC [MS Windows, Online] europe (dec.9, 2011) "IREM Arcade Hits"

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